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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
September 20, 2018 - 7:47 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo should learn next Thursday if he is banned from playing at former club Manchester United in the Champions League. UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case of Ronaldo's first Champions League red card on Sept. 27. Ronaldo tangled with Valencia's...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, friends hold a banner they found in Somerville, Mass., that proclaims the Boston Red Sox are the 2018 American League East Champions, though the team has not yet clinch the division. A Red Sox spokesman said the banner apparently fell off a vendor's delivery truck, and planned to send a courier to retrieve the banner Wednesday. (Ted Daniel/Boston 25 News via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 7:12 am
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. Boson-area friends Louie Iacuzzi, James Amaral and Randy Baldasarri say they found the banner on a...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) plays in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
September 20, 2018 - 3:26 am
Patrick Mahomes is already chasing Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Mahomes tossed six touchdown passes at Pittsburgh after throwing four in the opener at the Chargers. His 10 TDs are the most in NFL history by a quarterback in his team's first two games of a season. Manning has the most through three...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig celebrates his three-run home run during the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
September 20, 2018 - 2:53 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late September, a crucial series, and a postseason berth on the line. Yasiel Puig thrives in big-game situations, and once again he delivered. Puig didn't start despite being on a tear at the plate. But he came off the bench to slug a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh...
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Portland Timbers' David Guzman (20) celebrates his first-half goal against the Columbus Crew during a Major League Soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Portland, Ore. At right is Portland's Jorge Villafana. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 1:53 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andy Polo's first goal in Major League Soccer put the Timbers in front before the end of the first half and Portland went on to defeat the Columbus Crew 3-2 on Wednesday night. Polo also had an assist on David Guzman's tying goal after the short-handed Crew went up in the...
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Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman follows through for a two-run home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 20, 2018 - 1:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman spent the previous four seasons playing for an Atlanta team that averaged 90 losses a year. Now that the Braves are back challenging for a division title, the All-Star first baseman knows his club can't afford any long losing streaks. "It's been four days, so I...
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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty follows through on a two-run double off Los Angeles Angels' Felix Pena during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 20, 2018 - 1:42 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have rarely endured even short losing streaks this season. They're unfazed. These A's just keep swinging for the fences — and, they hope, right into the playoffs. Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs, and...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Jeff Mathis (2) celebrates his two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs with Ketel Marte (4) and David Peralta, left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Cubs 9-0. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 20, 2018 - 1:39 am
PHOENIX (AP) — After resting most of their regular hitters, the Arizona Diamondbacks came through with a big win to avoid falling further behind in their playoff chase. Christian Walker and Chris Owings homered off Cole Hamels, and Robbie Ray held the Cubs to one hit over six innings as Arizona...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 20, 2018 - 1:21 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BUBBLY ON ICE For the third night in a row, the Red Sox attempt to clinch the AL East championship at Yankee Stadium. Boston entered the three-game set needing one victory over rival New York to secure its third consecutive division crown. But...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price walks on the mound as New York Yankees' Luke Voit runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 20, 2018 - 12:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price has been pummeled over and over at Yankee Stadium. This time, it was Luke Voit's turn — with a big assist from the short right-field porch. Voit hit two homers off Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled...
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